The digital foundations laid two months ago using the computers of the recently launched Castillejos Tech4Ed Center saw their completion on November 13, 2018 after an intense 12-day course in web development followed by three grueling weeks of implementation and online marketing.
The Rural Impact Sourcing Technical Training (RISTT) Program paved a new and interesting path for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) owners based in Castillejos. Helmed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology, the program aimed to teach a group of trainees the fundamentals of web development and online marketing over the course of twelve days, implementing what they learned for an additional three weeks working with MSMEs to transition their selected physical brick-and-mortar local businesses to the digital space of the World Wide Web.
The first batch of the RISTT Program trainees in Castillejos graduated on Tuesday, November 13, at the Castillejos Municipal Rooftop. Of the 20 trainees who participated in the program, two trainees, Angelic Pedroso and John Renz Doliente, were awarded with a Certificate of Completion while the rest received either a certificate of attendance or a certificate of participation.